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Buy-The Products of Arizona Buy Ariz ona Dairy Products AM INDEPENDENT PROQRESSSVE JOURNAL THIRTY-SECOND YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1921 10 PAGES VOL. XXXII, NO. 99 T AN OVERSEAS HAHFARE IS AH HISTORY - - ' Perfection Of Aerial And Submarine Craft Renders Battleship Useless Naval Officer Declares SEES END OF WAR With Overseas Warfare Impossible Harding Dis . armament Conference May Bring Peace Era By Hsrbert Corey WASHINGTON. Aug. 3. "There will not be any more wars. "Disarmament is coming. "Fighting has been made impos sible." The man who said It Is a naval officer. He stood on the bridge deck of the Henderson and watched General Bill Mitchell's bombers sink the German battleship Osif riesland . After that affair was over he ex panded his thought. "A period has been put to battle ship building." said he. "You can not escape that conclusion. Glenn Martin, who built the Martin- bomb ers which carried the ton bombs that 'mashed the Ostfreisland. is building a largtr plane that will carry a four ton bomb. He Bays that the carry Inn of a ten -ton bomb is only a mat ter of building larger planes. His new four-ton bomber can go five hundred miles at sea and return. Pacific Coast Tests' Lesson Such a bomber, the officer said, can sink any ship that floats today. Our Pennsylvania, our Tennessee, any of our magnificent, new dread noughts, would be as easy for it as a duckling is for a chicken hawk. The bombing experiments on the Pacific coast not long ago proved that. Captain Mostyn dropped - a smoke screen down over the Pacific bat tleship fleet and then went in safely with his bombers. Theoretically he got the flagship. His attack was hidden behind the screen. -No battleship fleet," said the speaker, "could approach within five hundred miles of our coasts under such conditions, even If protected by a fleet of aircraft carried on snips. Such a fleet might MIGHT be able to keep the shore fleet of aircraft away from the invaders. Not likely, of course, for more aircraft can be stabled on a shore than can be car ried on a fleet. But such a fleet might keep the air clear above its battleships during the day. It could not at night. The experience of the late war is conclusive there. Air craft can find towns or ships by night but cannot find other aircraft. Planes can be neara at nignt out not seen. The planes could find and bomb the fleet while covered by darkness.." ... Battleships Hampered If it is impossible for an invading fleet to get within five hundred miles of our coast, reasoned the officer, it Is equally impossible for our fleet to iret within five hundred miles of the enemy's coast. Battleships, then, must either stay at home to be bombed in their harbors or venjture trembling out to sea to be exposed to the submarines which will be lying in wait at the1 harbor gates. For submarines now have a cruising radius of four months. Battleships may still be built at a cost of. fifty to sixty million dollars each. "But they do not mean anything any more," said the officer. "When they have been protected by 'blisters' against underwater torpedoes and mines and the aerial bombs that fall alongside, and heavy enough armor to withstand the twenty-inch shells that will be hurled at them from the t new guns, -and a topside protection sfsainst aircraft, they will be immov able. There will not be room in such a hulk for engines if the ship is kept within the external limits prescribed by the depth and width of the sea canals." Attitude of Congress He believes that the congressmen who witnessed this last experiment will so reason. He does not think they will appropriate money for more battleships. He even thinks that the construction of the battleships naw 10 per cent completed may be halted. It is at least likely that careful con sideration will' be given to the new problem before congress will grant money to finish them. - "If the other fellow's battleships the other fellow with battleships, why ' cannot reach us. and we cannot reach build battleships?" ' Fast .cruisers may be built, of cour3e. for use as commerce destroy ers. But the speaker thought that they would be unlikely to come within 500 miles of an enemy shore for there they could be destroyed by the air craft which would patrol every inch nr coastline By withdrawing com merce from the seas, except along the coasts, a country would only suffer a lass of business. Such a condition would be inconvenient, but certainly not fatal. Especially it would not be (Continued on page 2) DO YOU KNOW : That the pasturage in the valley for the fattening of range cattle will bring into the valley more than a million dollars this year? There is money and meat and meat is cheaper here than in most places. Chew on that and be cheerful! We Believe In Arizona! Los Angeles Men Ready To Finance Boulder Damsite Republican A. P. Leased Wire LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3. Rep resentatives of Arizona, Nevada and the Imperial valley of Cali fornia conferred here today with city officials and with offics of the Southern California Edison company for the purpose of get ting a clear understanding of the claims of the city and the electrio company for support in their op posing projects for development f of the Boulder Canyon dam ' project. The Edison company announced it was fully able to finance the propoeed system, even if the cost went to $500,000,000. The city has definte plans for the develop ment, it was announced, but. would have to vote bonds for the necessary funds before it could go ahead, . . 1 o ' i Matewan Closes For Hatfield's F uneral Republican A. P. Leased Wire MATEWAN, W. Va., Aug. 3. All business was suspended here th'-s afternoon and attention of the people was centered upon the. funerals of Sid Hatfield and Ed Chambers, killed Monday at Welch. Hundreds of per lined the streets, but there was no indication of trouble. In accordance with orders issued by Major Tom Davis, state police and militiamen on duty under martial law in this mining county, were at their accustomed places, but there was no interference with the funeral arrangements.- - Dallas Latvn Tennis- Final Play Tomorrou) DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 3. The singles championship of the ninth an nual southwestern tennis tournament will be decided at the Dallas lawn tennis club Friday afternoon. Partici pants will be decided tomorrow when Bradley Hogus, present Southwestern singles champion, will meet Evan Reese, both of Dallas, and Henry Burns, New Orleans, and Jack Mor ton of For Worth, clash. ; ' o Jerome Stage Line Hearing Up Again Republican A. P. Leased Wire PRESCOTT, Ariz, Aug. 3. The ap plications of R. H. Greene for a cer tificate of convenience to operate passenger stages between Prescott and Jerome and of the Veterans' Stage line for a certificate to operate between Prescott and Whipple Bar racks were taken under advisement by the state corporation commission following hearings here today. AH three members of the commission at tended the bearings. Charles Prepares For Coup d'Etat Republican A. P. Leased Wire GENEVA,, r Aug. 3. Unconfirmed teports still persist that the former Emperor Charles of Austria has left Hertenstein secretly and now is in Hungary, awaiting an opportunity ; to launch a coup dletat. . It is said Cap- tain Werkman, private secretary to Charles, fend several of the former monarch's servants already have left for Budapest. It is stated in usually well informed circles that Charles will make an attempt to regain his throne this month in spite of the warnings of the allies. o President Harding Rests At Lancaster Republican A. P. Leased Wire LANCASTER, r H., Aug. 3. Persident Harding, who is a guest of Secretary Weeks, had a taste of real vacation today, but he promised to break in on his period of rest and recreation tomorrow by speaking in Lancaster public, square. The occa sion will be a special public gather ing to welcome him to the White Mountains.. ,, A number of other towns are ex pected tC send delegations, but at the president's request the ceremonies will be kept as informal as possible. Mr. Harding is to make only a brief talk. Today the president slept late and spent several hours resting and read ing beneath the trees. ' . Mob Wrecks Korean Press In Honolulu Republican A. P. Leased Wire HONOLULU. T. H Aug. 3 The office of the Pacific Times, a Korean language newspaper, was wrecked and . five Koreans injured today in two raids on the office. The disorder started in an altercation between the staff of the newspaper and a group of women who came to protest against an article they considered an attack on the Korean Women's Ben evolent society. They were expelled from the office but later their hus bands took up the' dispute and a second disturbance ensued. Ten persons were arrested as a result of the first fight and 13 as a result of the second. S. K. Ham, 73, manager of the Times 'was the most severely injured. Soldier Bonus Bill C Cirri In Miwmtril carries in Missouri! inepuDiican a. p. i.easea wirej ST. LOUIS, Aug. 3. Returns com-, piled by a local newspaper covering slightly more- than half of' the-antici pated vote of 250,000 in yesterday's special state-wide election, indicate adoption of the three constitutional amendments and the proposal for a constitutional convention. The amendment for a $15,000,000 bond issue for a soldier bonus, that allowing use of automobile license fees for payment of interest in the $60,000,000 road improvement bond is sue, and the constitutional conven tion proposal were given large ma jorities. The amendment permitting women to hold all state offices received the smallest majority. OFF FEDERAL E Reserve Board Governor Denies Undue Lendings To New York Banks For Speculative Purposes AVERT FIST FIGHT Board Officials And For mer Comptroller Of Cur rency Pass Lie During Congressional Hearing Republican A. P. Leased Wire ' WASHINGTON, Aug. 3. Criticism of federal reserve system credit pol icies, continued today before a con gressional commission by John Skel- ton Williams,' former comptroller of the currency, aroused resentment by the - system's two highest officers, Governor Harding of the reserve board, and Governor Strong of the New York reserve bank. In one of the frequent verbal interchanges. Governor Harding charged across the committee room, swinging his fist, but was halted by struggling asso ciates just in front of his adversary, who remained cool, but was rising for the threatened encounter. A few minutes later Mr. Strong, while reading to the commission a re port which charged Mr. Williams with "false and misleading statements,' was 'interrupted by the former comp troller who shouted : "That statement of yours Is false.' Governor Strong, however, con tinued reading and presently referred to Mr. 'Williams as being "jealous of his prerogatives." "And that's a lie, too," the latter interjected . "At this point, I request the com mittee to- require the comptroller to make, oath, whether he has stated the whole truth or not," Governor Strong exclaimed. Chairman Anderson ruled amid the confusion, that it was "not feasible to adopt the policy at this stage of the game." Both federaf reserve officials, with a number of associates, hajj sat ap parently unmoved during two days, along with an audience which num bered many senators and representa tives allied with the "agricultural bloc" in congress, while Mr. Williams elaborated three general charges. He said fi.-st that the board had coun tenanced undue lendings to a New York banking group during the last two years, for speculative uses, while forcing liquidation in southern and western agricultural districts, and that, it had allowed extortionate in terest charges, and generally failed to "ease down" inflation. Produce Confidential Files Governor Harding today rose out of the audience and demanded a bearing on personal grounds, to deny allesra- tions concerning himself, as Mr. Wil liams had made them, and presently with Governor Strong, produced from the confidential files of reserve bank offices correspondence and reports to combat Mr." Williams' criticisms. To answer letters and memoran dums read by Mr. Williams and which he said he had sent to his associates in the reserve board during 1920 and 1921. protesting their policy and . (Continued on page 2) . o TO FIGHT FOREIGN PROPAGANDA IN U.S. Republican A. P. Leased Wire SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3. If nec essary the Knights of Columbus will "put its whole force of 800,000 mem bers into the movement to end for eign propaganda in America, be it European or Asiatic," Supreme Mas ter John H. Reddin, Denver, told the thirty-ninth annual International su preme convention of the Knights to day. If need be, we will flood every town in the country with pamphlets that tell tne true taIe of America s gieat origin and America's greatness stripped of all manner of European or Asiatic coloring." Reddin said. Edward F. SlcSweeney, Boston, chairman cf the national historical commission of the order, in his re port said that Japan was equally guilty with European rations in oper ating propaganda agencies in the United States. "The Knights of Columbus," he said, "can do no greater service to the- United States, their country, than to expose and correct the in numerable and insidious attempts of so-called Americanization societies to poison the wells of historical truth." Archbishop Edward J. Hanna, arch bishop of San Francisco, in an ad dress on divorce said that the "lax ness of certain American divorce laws is a national shame. The tendency is to treat divorce of a national idio syncracy when in reality it is a na tional menace." He urged the Knights to "fieht the divorce evil as they would all other social evils. ' The grand officers were entertained at a luncheon by the county council of the American legion. A cablegram was sent to the Pope by the convention, telling of its readi ness to undertake welfare work in Italy requested by the pontiff. COLUMBUS T Three Women ; r . S U' v'T) : J V r M - PiSef ssssl.'',' m Les EDITH LUNDBERG LOS ANGELES For several years before she shot and killed Linas F. Warden, her sweetheart, Mrs. Edith Lundberg by her own confession at the trial toyed with the thought of killing herrelf because of ill health. For thai purpose she constantly kept a gun concealed among her belong ings. Warden was killed, accidently, Mrs. Lundberg claimed, when she attempted to take her own life. "I hal been reading spiritualistic books" she said. "One of them de scribed the experience of a woman on the other side. After reading it, I got a desire to see what was there.". The jury of 1 women and 5 men acquitted her in 75 minutes after a sensational trial. . .: ' .:Z',. DES MOINES WALKS STREET DES MOINES, Iowa. Aug. S. On the eve of the cessation of street car service at midnight tonight, De Moines is hurriedly making prepara tions to transport the 80,000 or more persons who have heretofore de-J pended upon street cars to take them to and from their daily tasks. Nearly every conceivable suggestion is bring made to the city council, including use of the street car tracks by busses equipped with flanged wheels, licens ing of busses for one year, emergency licenses for automooile owners who wish to enter the transportation field. organization of automobile owners into elasses according to whether they transport people free of charge for the service, and a wholesale "pick-up" campaign for aiding the busses in transporting ctizena. No automobile, whatever its ap pearance or condition ,is despised under present circumstances. Even Wagons and carts will be utilized ie the outlying districts, having been hauled from their promised oblivion to meet the emergency. Persons living in the districts nearer to the downtown loop , are being urged to walk as much as possible in order that those living farther out may ride. With the bus owners promising only makeshift service until the city council grants them franchises for from one to five years, no relief from these conditions is in sight. Suspension of the street car is the culmination of a struggle of. several years. Company officials say that the situation is the direct result of the inability of the company to op erate under a five-cent fare without bus competition and under an eight cent fare with unrestricted bus com petition. The company has been in the hands of receivers for several years, and it was at the request of Receiver F. C. Chambers and' bond holders that a court order was issued yesterday bringing about cessation of service. The order declared that the property could not be operated longer without financial prejudice to the bondholders and general creditors, and that it must therefore be sold to satisfy bonded and general debts. . Des Moines street cars began go ing to the barns at midnight tonight in accordance with the federal court order calling for cessation of service because the-company was unable-to meet its obligations. All cars are ex pected to be in the barns by 1 a. m. Fake Stock Sales Banned In Nebraska Republican A. P. Leased Wire OMAHA, Aug. 3 J. C. Kinsler, United States district attorney an nounced today that sales in Nebraska of stock in concerns that have failea were under "serious investigation,' and that it was probable . that . the. cases of some of them would be pre sented to the next federal grand Jury. Many complaints regarding stock sales had been made to postal in spectors and to the district attor ney's office, Mr. Kinsler said. He declined to specify the period 'of time the investigation would include. HAY CROP BELOW NORMAL CHICAGO, Aug. 3. The nation's hay crop will be about 75 per cent of that gathered last year, R. M. White of Duluth, Minn., president of the National Hay association said today. He attributed the shortage to a drought and an extremely hot spell Just before harvesting. BAND CONCERT The Capital City band will flive a mid-summer concert cf espec ially selected compositions at Lib rary park at 8 o'clock this eve ning, to which the public is in vited. The soloist of the evening will be A. J. Kisselburgh, Arizona's leading baritone, who will sing "The Holy City.' In addition there will be a trombone solo by Fergu son Burton and a cornet duet by F. H. Rodrtek and Charles Laws. There is no admission charge to these concerts. COM 1 SUSPENDS Win Freedom In ERIE MULLICANt LOS ANGELES When her name less child was born, and with it the fear that her betrayal by an alleged wealthy banker would be revested, Erie Mullicane, unsophisticated "Mis souri mountain girl, placed the un welcome mite in a trunk arid put it in storage. When the tiny leather tomb was uncovered by the express proprietor. Erie Mullicane is said to have con fessed to Detective G. E. Smith that she tied a handkerchief around the babys throat before disposing of it. This she later -repudiated. -; , She was -acqulted - in 10 - minutes. WAR FINANCE BODY TO MAKE LOANS TO FARM ASSOCIATIONS Chicago Man Wants Free Admission To Progress Pageant Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAG.O, Aug. 3 Hearing on thf petition of . Eugene L. Mc Garry, attorney, for a writ of in junction enjoining the pageant of progress from charging an en trance fea to the municapal -pier has been set for tomorrow. Today corporation counsel Et telson appeared in court and asked that the petition be dismissed. The plaintiff has no right to visit the exposition at the pier without paying the price of ad mission," says Mr. Ettelson's an swer, which further states that the pageant is not a corporation for profit and asserts- McGarry Is the only person out of 2,000,000 who are expected to attend the exhibition to complain about pay ing admission. CARUSO FUNERAL TO BE HELD FROM NOTED EDIFICE IN NAPLES Republican A. P. Leased Wire NAPLES, Aug. 3. All day the body of Enrico Caruso lay in the room where he died, for at the last moment it was decided that the burial should not take place until tomorrow. By special permission of King Victor Emmanuel, services will be held in the Basilica of tha church of San Francesco Di Paola, a famous edifice resembling the Pantheon at Rome and constructed by Ferdinand I, in 1817-31. After this ceremony the body will be taken to the cemetery and placed in the family vault. The mayor and prefect of Naples will speak for the city and government, and it is prob able that the American consul will deliver a brief address for the Amer ican government and JCew Tork city. Naples is a city of mourning, and from all parts of Italy have come expressions of grief, many of them of a tender nature. Of the thou sands w-ho passed his bier today there was none whose personal grief wad not apparent. One ot the most touching scenes occurrf-d whe; the god-mother of the singer Sig.ioia Maria Castaral, came to the hotel to inquire how Caruso .was faring. She was met at the en trance by Gillo Staffelli, the impres .ario., who informeu her of Caruso's death. The aged woman was over come with grief, then she knelt be side' the body and prayed. The friend, unable- to answer, burst into tears, and the mother, with dire forebodings, was led upstairs, where she -broke into cries of anguish, and fell on her knees b7 the bedside. The little daughter Gloria was taken in to see the body of her father today; she only knew something dreadful had happened. Mrs. Caruso Is bearing her sorrow with fortitude. The American ambassador, Richard Washburn Child, has sent the follow ing message to her: "All the personnel of the embassy Join with me in expressing our pro found grief at your loss, which is a loss to the world. America feels as much as Italy the loss of him whose heart and voice were of gold. We are at your disposal for whatever can be done." o FAULTY CABLE KILLS 7 GRAND VALLEY. Colo., Aug. 3. A coroner's Jury investigating the accident Saturday at the Schuyler Dale Shale company when seven men were killed when a cable car broke loose and ran down a 70 per cent grade, placed the blame on "faulty construction of the cable." Reports of the accident Saturday stated that the breaking of the three-inch cable that lowered the car was the cause. Murder Trials LULU McBRIDE LOS ANGELES--Followlng an Im pasioned defense, Mrs. Lula Mc Bride was acquitted of murdering her step-father, Charles Everts. She told 'the jury that he had at tempted to attack her on several oc casions, but she had always repulsed him until the night of the killing. ' He was at her door demanding admit tance, persisting in his attempt to force an entrance. She warned him away, and fired at him when all per suasion failed. , . " . . The Jury was out one hour and five minutes, before Teturntng a rexdict of not guilty. - - Republican A. P. Lessed Wire WASHINGTON. Aug. 3. Disposi tion of amendments to the agricul tural credits bill was begun by the senate today but a vote on passage of the measure, which as framed by the administration as a substitute for the original Norris bill, went over. Two of a score of pending amend ments were adopted, after a hard fight. One, offered by Senatpr Smith, democrat of South Carolina, would authorize loans by the war finance corporation to associations of agricultural producers and the other. offered by Senator Harrison, demo crat of Mississippi, would authorize the corporation to take up $100,000, 000 in bonds of the federal farm loan system. The Smith amendment was con tested hotly. Senators Harrison and Williams both democrats of Missis sippi; Lafoiette, republican of Wis consin, and Ashurst. democrat' of Arizona, led the opposition and fought for direct loans to individual producers. The amendment was adopted, 42 to 23 with party lines divided. Senators Smith, Lenroot. republi cans of Wisconsin; Smoot, republl can of Utah, and Simmons, democrat of North Carolina, championed the Smith amendment. ' Individual loans to all farmers they declared, would "break down" the proposed legisla tion. Senator Smoot said individual loans would" require 'the war finance corporation to have 230.000 employes for investigations. - Senator Ash urst said that the farmers would be "torpedoed" and relief given mainly to "banks gorged with improvident loans." " The Harrison amendment was adopted without a record . vote or particular opposition. Senator Harrison said the farm loan board had applications for loans aggregating $150,000,000 and only $15,000,000 available for - them, due to inability to market bonds. Senator Norris' part In initiating the legislation was praised by several senators. Senator Kenyon, republican of Iowa, said' he had started the agri cultural credits legislation and worked while other senators "were pursuing the festive golf ball." Sen- ator Ashurst also praised Mr. Norris who is on a sick bed after a col lapse during the fight for the legisla tion. Senator Pittman, democrat of 'Ne vada, offered an amendment, which went over until tomorrow, to amend the farm loan law to permit loans to entrymen on government reclamation projects, a proposal similar to those pending by Senators Borah, republi can of Idaho, and Ashurst. O ; War Trophies To Be Distributed By Congressmen Republican A. P. Leased Wire "WASHINGTON. Aug. 3. After five hours of debate a senate bill authorizing distribution to states and municipalities of cannon and other war materials captured by the Americans from the Germans was recommitted today by the house to the military committee by a vote of 103 to 99. A section appropriating $400,000 for the distribution was eliminated on a point of order by Representative Garrett of Tennessee, acting democratic leader, but the house by a vote of 126 to 120, im mediately rejetted an amendment to require communities receiving the captured articles to pay all trans portation and packing charges. Before the motion was adopted, the bill which provided that states should share in the distribution in proportion to the number of troops furnished during the war. was amended so that the distribution would be made by congressional delegations, instead of by governors, as the senate had decided. Chairman Kahn of the military committee reported that 84.000 trophies, including 70,000 rifles, 10. 000 machine guns and 1.200 field guns and trench mortars were in storage. Frisco Building Unions Declare General Strike Republican A. P. Leased Wire SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 The general conference committee of the building trades unions of the San Francisco district decided to day to call a strike of all union building mechanics in the bay region tonight, despite notification from the United BrotherWood cf Carpenters and Joiners of America that locals joining in such a strike would lose their charters. P. H. McCarthy, president of the San Francisco Building Trades Council and N. H. McLean secre tary of the district council of car penters, telegraphed headquarters of the brotherhood at Indianapolis, saying it was too late to prevent a general strike, and asking per mission for the local unions to handle the situation. Five building trades union In Honolulu have voted to campaign for a general strike there, execu tives of the organization announced. Link Big Tim Murphy With Worthington Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, Aug. 3 The name of TBig" Tim Murphy tinder indictment for the Pullman and Dearborn star tlon mail robberies was today linked with that of John W. "Worthington, president cf the Central Securities company recently indicted and under arrest for alleged transactions in stolen securities following discovery of a letter in Worthington's office which according to Colonel J. V. Clinnln assistan.t United States dis trict attorney indicates that the two had dealings In common. Other new names appearing in the case today were those of Melville Reeves, known to the police as "the skyscraper burglar" and John Henry Strosnider, who served a term in state prison for swindling by. a wire tapping scneme. NEW TORK, Aug. I Special Agent P. T. Roche of the Chicago Internal revenue bureau arrived to day in an attempt to locate stolen Liberty and Victory bonds, valued at 350,000, which he said had been traced here as part of the loot taken by a nation-wide ring of postoffice robbers. Calif ornians Win First Tennis Play From New York Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEWPORT, R. I.. Aug. 3. The de feat of Vincent Richards and S. H. Voshell of New Tork by Robert and Howard Kinsey, brothers, of Califor nia, markedt the -first dav's Dlav- in doubles in the invitation lawn tennisJ tournament. It was Richards' first defeat of the year. The scores were 2-6. -3, i ne - caurornlans played a game which made them the favorites in the doubles tonight. Richards' service was not op to his usual form and Vo shell cracked in the second set. In the second round, the Kinsey brothers disposed of their fellow Californians. Philip Neer and James Davies. in three hard seta W. Mi Johnston, former national champion, and W. E. Davis had diffi culty in coming through the first two rounds, minor players fore-.ng them to the limit. Johnston made several double faults and frequently netted the ball. . In the third round of the singles the only surprise was tne defeat of W. F. Johnston by Zenzo Shimidzu in straight seta Speed Boat Races Will Be Reported By Wireless Phone Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, Aug. 3. The wireless telephone, brought into prominence during the war. will be put to the peace-time purpose of gathering news tomorrow, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, being used to report results of the Bpeed-boat races at the Pa geant of Progress. Arrangements to test the wireless telephone as an adjunct to newspa pers were completed yesterday by the naval reserve force, state of Illinois, working in conjunction with the Great Lakes naval training station and The Associated Press. The sub-chaser 419 was sent from the Great Lakes and Lieutenant Allan C. Forbes of the naval reserve immediately installed a wireless tele phone set aboard. l AST RyJDRlQJTTE RIIlS! AUTOISTS MURDER LABORER SCOTTS BLUFF, Neb, Aug. 3 A Mexican laborer, Yguscia Mean, died at the Bayard hospital after being shot by unknown persona who fired shots from an automobile to both sides of the rosd. Mean was working on a farm nesr Melbets. souiheast oT hers snd was mortally wounded while lying under a hedge. ; : 'FLYING FIELD SOLD FOR $24,000 FORT WORTH. Tex, Aug. 3 Barron Field, one cf the originel thre government flying fields here, was said at auction today for $24,000 to tha Kelly Salvage company of Fort Worth.. Parker U Crouch of Des Moines, Iowa, represented the government in the sale. TOO MUCH BEER FOR TWO MEN . 8T. LOUIS, Aug. 3 Thirty thoussnd bottles of beer said to be of four per cent alcoholic content were seized by federal prohibition enforcement agents in the terminal railroad yards here todsy.. Two men who called for the beer were arrested. SENTENCE 50 GREEKS TO DEATH ANGORA, Asia Minor, Aug. 3 A Turkish nationalist court martial today sentenced to death 50 Greek prisoners and natives of Samsun Brusa. Ths natives are regarded as Turkish subjects. SPURGIN IN CHIHUAHUA EL PASO, Tex, Aug. 3 Warren C. Spurgin, missing president of ths Michigan Avenue Trust company of Chicago is in the vicinity of Chihuahua City Mexico, according to a telegram received late today by the El Paeo poltee.. The telegram added the srnest of the banker was momentarily expected. Mexican officials, it was said, were co-operating with American officers in the search for the missing man. COURT TAKES CARUSO POSSESSIONS LONDON, Aug. 4 A dispatch to the London Times from Milan says ths court at Naples hae decided to sequestrate all of Caruso'e possessions until the court has passed judgment on Mrs. Caruso's claims, made on behalf of her daughter, who, according to Italian law. is entitled to share in the patrimony. BRIT1T0 REPLACE J OBSOLETE WAR SHIPS Four Replacement Ships To Be Battle Cruisers Of Hood Type Armed Jfith 16 Inch Guns ; COMPLETE BY 192S Admiralty Contends Plan Not Challenge To Other Powers But Content With Emn?r' nfltr Republican A. P. Leased Wire t LONDON. Aug. 3. The house of commons today voted in favor -. of the government's program t. build four warships to take the place of obsolete vessele. LONDON. Aug. 3. Discussing na val estimates in the house of com- mons today. Lieutenant Colonel C Amery, parliamentary secretary of the admiralty, announced that the four replacement ships the govern-. ment proposed to build would be bat tle cruisers of the Hood type, armed with lC-lnch guns and designed to obviate the need of larger dockyards tnan exist. - Contending that there was no ele ment of challenge or provocation in . the policy of replacing obsolete ships, he said - it was simply a policy cir cumscribed within the narrowest limits and postponed to the very latest date consistent with the em pire's safety. . Alluding to .the building program of the United States and Japan. Colonel Amery argued that the ad miralty, by proposing completion of only these four ships by IS25. was laying itself open to the charge . of accepting the risk that the British navy would temporarily be inferior in strength to the navies of other powers, but the government was fac ing the risk to avoid any step tending to invite fresh competition on the eve of a disarmament conference. The object of the conference, he said, was to endeavor to secure by agreeretnt no further expansion of the navies of the three greatest naval powers, but as it was nnlikely that other powers participating would of fer to scrap ships already built or under construction. It was obvious that the building of these four ships or even twice their number could not affect the probable issue befort the conference. Interested in Conference His statement was followed by an animated discussion involving many references to the relative positions of Great Britain, the United States and Japan and revealing the intense in terest taken in the proposed Wash ington conference. Winston Spencer Churchill, secre tary for the colonies, replying for the government, made reference to ths hi building programs in both ths United States and Japan. He con tended that there could be no con ceivable cause for a' quarrel with, either country. Still, the fact re mained that if England delayed an other year the conatruption of neces sary vital units she would have to facet a position of definite and per-i haps final naval' inferiority; aha would sink to third naval power andv having- sunk there, might never be able to recover. "We should exist as a great power in the world only on sufferance," hs continued. "We have never done that. Profound peace might continue to .rule for many years, but during that peace everyone would know Great Britain's day was done. Everywhere it would be"known that the essential foundation of the British empire had been erased and that this island, de- ' pending for four-fifths of its food and all of its economic wealth and being as a modern state upon sea borne commerce, was powerless to keep itself alive except by good will.